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Parkland students' documentary focuses on way ahead after the pain

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:30:00 PDT

They survived one of the country’s deadliest school shootings — and now they’re sharing their story of pain, hope and healing with the world.

Broadcast students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High released a documentary on Tuesday, less than a month after the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 students...


Two students arrested at Stoneman Douglas on weapons charges; deputy suspended for sleeping

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:30:00 PDT

Two students were arrested Tuesday for bringing knives to the Parkland school where 17 were killed by a gunman on Feb. 14 and a third is being mentally evaluated for making online threats.

Compounding the anxiety and tension emanating from the campus, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School deputy...


Broward Sheriff's Office won't be part of county task force looking into Stoneman Douglas shooting

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:15:00 PDT

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel says his department won’t be a part of a multi-agency task force the county is creating to review the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting incident and make recommendations for the future.

Broward Administrator Bertha Henry said the Sheriff’s Office, which...


Stoneman Douglas teacher gets $1,000 to keep Holocaust lessons alive

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:45:00 PDT

As Holocaust studies teacher Ivy Schamis was finishing a lesson on the dangers of irrational hatred, shots flew through her classroom door.

Students ran for the perimeter of her classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Two were killed and six wounded.

A month after the shootings,...


Man dies after boat crashes in Intracoastal Waterway

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:00:00 PDT

One man died and another was injured when a boat crashed into a seawall along the Intracoastal Waterway in Hallandale Beach, officials said.

A 28-foot NauticStar operated by John Michael Maschenic, 52, of Hallandale Beach crashed into the wall at 9:13 p.m. Thursday.

Passenger Glenn Matthews, 69,...


When will trains no longer have to sound their horns? | Traffic Q&A

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:10:00 PDT

Doctor Detour answers your transportation questions.

Q: What's the latest on South Florida train horns? Seems like Brightline passenger trains have added to the noise. How many people have been hit and killed by Brightline trains? Do engineers sound the horn all the way through the intersections?...


Wave streetcar: What would it mean for us? | Dash Cam Derby Video

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:20:00 PDT

Critics of the Wave say the $195 million electric streetcar system will only grow in cost, will have no advantage over buses, and will contribute to traffic congestion instead of relieving it, among other things.

Supporters say it will enhance downtown travel, create jobs, stimulate the economy,...


Veltri dynasty ending in Plantation as mayor decides to retire

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:20:00 PDT

The Veltri dynasty, which has run Plantation at various times for more than three decades, is coming to an end.

Mayor Diane Veltri Bendekovic, who has led the city since 2011 when she defeated her opponents by getting more than half the vote, announced in an email to the South Florida Sun Sentinel...


New Fort Lauderdale commission delays vote on The Wave

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:50:00 PDT

The newly seated Fort Lauderdale commission took swift aim at The Wave streetcar project Tuesday, saying the city will cancel its agreements and kill the multimillion-dollar proposal.

But three of the five City Commission members, who had pledged to kill The Wave at their first meeting, didn’t...


Live coverage of Broward County Commission meeting

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:59:00 PDT

The Sun Sentinel is attending the regular Broward County Commission meeting on Tuesday, March 20. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. in the commission chambers at the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. You can get my live Twitter feeds by following me at @lbarszewski....(image)

Bond set at $500,000 for Zachary Cruz after prosecutors call him a threat to Parkland

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:50:00 PDT

The system that failed to protect the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from mass shooter Nikolas Cruz cannot afford to make the same mistake with his brother, a Broward prosecutor argued Tuesday.

Zachary Cruz, 18, poses the same threat as his older brother — and his decision to...


Boy dead, three others hurt in rollover crash

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:30:00 PDT

A boy is dead after a rollover crash in Plantation.

The boy was one of four people in a car that crashed about 6:20 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of South Fig Tree Lane, police said.

His name and age were not released Tuesday by Detective Phil Toman.

“The car rolled over for some unknown reason,”...


Broward agrees to pay $42 million for Shaw tree farm land

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:20:00 PDT

Broward County will spend $42 million on a 38-acre property it previously had no intention of buying.

County commissioners approved the purchase Tuesday of a Dania Beach tree-farm owned by the family of former Congressman E. Clay Shaw Jr. as part of a court settlement.

The Shaw family sued the...


Luxury cars, waterfront home up for auction from alleged debt relief fraud case

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:10:00 PDT

Bidders will get a shot this week to buy an unfinished waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale and luxury vehicles, as a receiver seeks to recover money for 15,000 consumers who lost more than $80 million to an alleged debt relief scheme operated in Pompano Beach and Panama.

Last year, U.S. District...


Magic Leap ends dispute with global security director

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:40:00 PDT

Magic Leap has “resolved its dispute” with the global security director it had targeted in a lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed Feb. 28 in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas, asserted that Todd Keil tried to “extort millions of dollars” by threatening to make legal claims against...


Officials weigh merging fire departments in north Broward

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:45:00 PDT

In the latest proposal to overhaul emergency services, two Broward County cities are now considering merging their fire department with a larger agency.

The Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Department serves more than 116,000 people who live in those two cities. It is deciding whether to merge...


Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward opens second phase of $50 million fund drive

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:35:00 PDT

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County says it is halfway toward reaching a goal of raising $50 million for its Great Futures Campaign, after businesses contributed millions toward improvements to existing facilities, the construction of 10 new teen centers and enhancements for an array of programs.


More than 3,000 jobs available at job fair Wednesday in Sunrise

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

More than 3,000 jobs will be available Wednesday during a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, in Sunrise.

Participating employers include Bethesda Health, Anda Pharmaceuticals, FirstService Residential, the city of Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton Regional Hospital,...


Famed Florida Highwaymen coming to Pompano Beach

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:20:00 PDT

Florida’s famed Highwaymen painters will exhibit and sell their colorful works of an unspoiled Sunshine State on March 23-25 in Pompano Beach.

Eight of the self-taught, African-American painters from Fort Pierce will set up and sell hundreds of their vibrant landscapes — from the signature royal...


Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt release song for March for Our Lives

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:15:00 PDT

Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt have released a new song in honor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students and their charge for gun reform.

A portion of the proceeds from “Found/Tonight” will go toward the March for Our Lives, the movement that on Saturday will bring rallies across...


Developers sue over rejected plan to build new Margate downtown

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:50:00 PDT

Developers have filed a lawsuit alleging Margate city commissioners stopped an already agreed-upon development plan that would have created a downtown.

The suit, filed in Broward Circuit Court, names the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, but attorneys said City Hall will be added later.



Car crashes into sheriff's office substation

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:30:00 PDT

A car crashed into a Broward Sheriff’s Office substation Monday — leaving a gaping hole in the building and sending one person to a hospital.

The crash at the South Broward district office, 3201 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., in Pembroke Park happened shortly before 11:30 a.m., the sheriff’s office...


Mother, child sitting at bus stop when car plows into it

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:00:00 PDT

A mother and her child were sitting at a bus stop in Oakland Park when a car plowed into the bus shelter.

The woman was seriously injured in the leg, officials said. Both the mother and child were taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward Sheriff’s deputies responded to...


Stoneman Douglas survivors speak out on '60 Minutes'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:50:00 PDT

Five leaders of the #NeverAgain movement said Florida lawmakers get a C, or C-minus, grade for their response to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The panel of student survivors appeared Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes” with correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi. They reflected on their...


Stoneman Douglas student activists laugh off social-media trolls

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:25:00 PDT

Facebook users have told Rebecca Boldrick, mother of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, that she should have aborted her son.

Emma Gonzalez, the 18-year-old Stoneman Douglas senior who has become famous for calling BS on politicians who oppose gun reform, was called a “lesbian...